Jul 31, 2009 5:33pm
Amazon sued over deleted digital book copies
Reuters Amazon.com sued over deleted digital book copies,
only fair you read the advertising too onhttp://nz.news.yahoo.com/a/-/technology/5767740
Amazon made the mistake by having/allowing “1984” for resale on its web site, so it appears to be being charged with both fencing stolen goods, (not proven) and when discovered it could be facing copyright breach charges, Amazon went and sort of "broke" into homes to recover said goods, in affect, trying to get rid of the evidence OR recover the goods rather than face legal action.
Could any of us get away with that so we did not have to face legal action?
The honest way, no pain (seeing it got so much $$ already) way for Amazon would have been to pay the copy right owner the market price of every copy of 1984 that it sold off, thus making the downloaded copies legal.
But now, during the breaking and entering if that charge is proven, that has also made Amazon wide open to charges of damaging property while breaking and entering.
And what’s really weird,
Everything, the damaged property, the recovered goods was just a collection of zeros and ones, in certain sequences.
And all because of text copyright laws.
Today the world has changed, today the law makers and arguers are going to have to face the antiquated text copyright laws
Long live the Archive. (I like Animal Farm just as well as 1984, well worth reading a legal copy of both)